STENHØJ acquires swedish producer of emission testers


Søren Dyøe Madsen, CEO of STENHØJ HOLDING A/S informs that STENHØJ HOLDING A/S has established the Swedish subsidiary STENHÖJ SVERIGE AB.

STENHÖJ SVERIGE AB has acquired Opus Emission division from Preqas AB, Gothenburg, Sweden (previously Opus Equipment AB). In this acquisition STENHØJ has also taken over Opus Instrument Foshan Co. Ltd., China and Opus Asia Ltd., Hong Kong. Opus Instrument produces emission testers and accessories, and Opus Asia manages logistics and handling of Opus Instrument products. Opus is a reputable brand, and the product is used for measuring emission of both petrol and diesel cars. The products have been sold in more than 40 countries over the years.

STENHØJ will in its set-up continue product development, marketing, sales and service of the emission activities. Jörgen Hentschel will be co-owner and managing director of STENHÖJ SVERIGE AB. Jörgen Hentschel was one of the two founders of Opus in 1990. The present employees of the emission division of Preqas AB and the employees of Opus Instrument Ltd. will be transferred to STENHÖJ SVERIGE AB.

’This step, together with other strategic initiatives during the latest years, brings STENHØJ as a group to the platform where we strategically will be established within product categories and brands. These are part of consolidating our position in the market segment where we at present are operating. These initiatives also contribute to the strong foundation that we must have in our efforts to obtain a dominant position, also within other customer segments’, says CEO Søren Dyøe Madsen.

‘Having this strength as a group, STENHØJ intends to grow the emission activity significantly during the coming years. I also expect great synergies in the Group by using the possibilities that the added value chain can impart more of the Group’s companies. With this we have created the product foundation (brake and shock absorber testers, headlight testers, emission testers and lifts) which is to be built together so that we can become a significant global player within the construction of test lanes (vehicle inspection facilities) in cooperation with various players’, says CEO Søren Dyøe Madsen.